2010 NBA Matchup:New Orleans Hornets vs. Utah JazzNovember 24, 2010 by Marc Jerbs

On Wednesday, the New Orleans Hornets continues its road game against the Utah Jazz at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, UT. This is a pre-Thanksgiving game; expect a lot of diehard fans to fill the arena up to the bleachers.

The Hornets are off to a promising start this season with an 11-2 record. They have the 2nd best NBA record behind the San Antonio Spurs. All-Star PG Chris Paul's savvy plays and on court leadership are the main reason the team's sudden rise in the Western Conference. In their last three games, the Hornets are playing lackluster in which they carved a close win against Cleveland and Sacramento. They were beaten by the Clippers in their last road game and eventually this should serve up notice when they meet the Utah Jazz.

The Utah Jazz has overcome their 0-2 record with a string of victories against top-notch and weak teams in their schedule. PG Deron Williams and SF CJ Miles are the main horses for the Jazz this season. Also, their role players are very active in defense and know their spots very well on the court.

The basketball handicappers have installed the Utah Jazz as a 4-point favorite to beat and hand the New Orleans Hornets their first back-to-back loss of the season.